ENGLISHMAN'S BAY – THE SECRET TIP AMONG TOBAGO'S BEACHES

 

This paradise-like strip of sand is wonderfully isolated and nestles against the lush vegetation of the rainforest. Only the call of parrots and the lapping waves can be heard. Englishman's Bay is a secluded beach on the leeward coast of Tobago, between Castara and Parlatuvier. Although the bay does not draw the large numbers of beachgoers that Tobago's western beaches do, it is considered one of the island's most beautiful. The beach itself is a classic crescent shape, capped by two heavily forested headlands descending from Tobago's Main Ridge. The sand starts immediately after the forest ends and is of a shallow to medium gradient and somewhat coarse grain. The beach itself does not change size drastically at high or low tides, due to the gradient. The waters are calm year-round, with swells growing slightly in size toward the winter months, and boast magnificent snorkeling and swimming. As of 2006, there is one small restaurant, Eula's, and a single stall male and female bathroom.